Arabian butterflyfish

Species information for the Arabian butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Melapterus

    COMMON NAME - Arabian Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 4.7" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Southern Red Sea, Gulf of Oman

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Hard coral polyp feeder


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No - Hard coral obligatory feeder

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide plenty of live small polyp corals for a food source, temp. 74-82 F (23 - 28 C), a good crop of algae is a must, provide plenty of hiding places, keep only one per tank or a proven pair, feed a varied diet for carnevore and herbivore and min. of 3 times a day.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 23, 2009